The festive Family Foodies round-up

It might seem strange bringing you a round-up of festive foods at this time of year, but it just wouldn’t be right to wait until next December. So you’ll simply need to bookmark this post for when you start planning your party foods for the next festive season. Although saying that, I think you’ll find there are plenty of tempting treats in this Family Foodies round-up you’ll be keen to try out whatever the time of year.

So let’s get this party started with some delicious savoury dishes…

Savoury festive delights

Make-ahead Leek & Poppy Seed Sausage Rolls (1) from Ren Behan
Vegetarian Sausage Rolls (2) from Green Gourmet Giraffe
Winter Root & Brussels Tops Stir-fry with Sesame (3) from Family-Friends-Food
Party Vol-au-vents (4) from Bangers & Mash
Turkey Meatloaf with Apple & Celery (5) from Caroline Makes
Festive Dips and Sticks (6) from Eat Your Veg
Spicy Pepper Curry (7) from Home Cook Food
Christmas Vegetable Strudel (8) from How to Cook Good Food
Brussels Sprout & Root Vegetable Bubble & Squeak with Braised Chicken (9) from Franglais Kitchen

How about some festive non-alcoholic tipples next?

Festive tipples

Mulled Grape Juice (10) from Eat Like You Love Yourself
Spiced Cranberry & Clementine Smoothie (11) from How to Cook Good Food

And now it’s time for the naughty sweet stuff!

Sweet treats

Swiss Roll Ice Cream Cake (12) from Bangers & Mash
Dairy-free Vegan Frozen Cupcakes (13) from Caroline Makes
Spiced Olive Oil Cupcakes for Chanukah (14) from Family-Friends-Food
Roasted Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Tarts (15) from How to Cook Good Food
Chocolate Mincemeat Tart (16) from Farmers Girl Kitchen
Easy Chocolate Christmas Trees (17) from Family-Friends-Food

Chocolate and Fig Panforte (18) from The More Than Occasional Baker
Reindeer Cupcakes (19) from The Dream Baker
Stollen Biscuit Bites (20) from How to Cook Good Food
Less Sinful Mince Pies (21) from Caroline Makes
Saffron and Cardamom Sweet Buns (22) from Lavender & Lovage
Gluten-free Gingerbread House (23) from Gluten Free Alchemist

Peppermint Candy Cane Christmas Chocolates (24) from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Fig and Mincemeat Bundt Cake (25) from Chocolate Log Blog
French Macarons with Mint Chocolate Ganache (26) from The Dream Baker
Longan Red Dates with Tang Yuan (27) from The Dream Baker
Christmas Cake (28) from Searching for Spice
Chestnut Maple Snowflakes (29) from Lancashire Food
Chocolate, Cranberry and Ginger Bundt Cake (30) from Jibber Jabber UK

And the winner is…

Made In IndiaIt’s always such a hard task to choose a winner for Family Foodies challenges but this month it was harder than ever. I want to try every dish in this round-up! But the ones I am most curious to try out first have to be the Chestnut Maple Snowflakes from Linzi at Lancashire Food. As always, her photos are simply stunning and I love the sound of the chestnut flour combined with maple syrup. These are quite clearly biscuits that are just too good to save only for Christmas time.

So congratulations to Linzi for being our festive Family Foodies winner. A copy of Meera Sodha’s cookbook Made in India will be winging its way to you very soon.

And huge thanks to all those fantastic bloggers that shared their wonderfully festive recipes. It was a really tough call to select just one winner.

January’s challenge is now open over at Eat Your Veg and the theme this month is Healthy Kids. We look forward to seeing your entries!


8 thoughts on “The festive Family Foodies round-up

  1. Some of these look absolutely delicious, will have to make a mental note for next Christmas. I quite like the idea of thinking about festive recipes now, and there’s no reason why you can’t use some of them to brighten up January. Did the taste of the chestnuts come through much? I would have thought that the maple syrup might overpower it.

    1. Thanks David – we got some great entries didn’t we? And so many of them would work well at any time of year. I haven’t tried Lancashire Food’s chestnut and maple syrup biscuits yet but plan to do so very soon…

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